Following three successful years of solid lineups in Oxford, Ritual Union is heading west for its inaugural festival in Bristol on 28 March, offering an undeniably tempting selection of some of the most hotly-tipped names of the moment. Creating a circuit between Rough Trade, SWX and The Lanes, the day-long festival is set to see …

Shindig Festival returns this year starting their new legacy at Dillington Estate. This year is sure to bring a few more historical moments, with a wicked lineup including legends such as Roy Ayers and Goldie – plus the return of some familiar faces. If the festival was a body, Will Lardner would be its brain. …

Returning in characteristically kooky style, Balter Festival have announced a huge line up for their seventh instalment this summer, from 29 May to 1 June at Chepstow Racecourse. Born out of Bristol’s thriving party scene and annually uniting ravers, party-goers and artists alike, Balter’s communal ethos blooms from a genuine love and appreciation of unique …

Miles Kane has been performing on the indie circuit since the ripe old age of 18, first entertaining crowds as a guitarist with The Flames and The Rascals, and following this, sharing lead responsibilities with fellow alternative frontman Alex Turner in The Last Shadow Puppets. Since 2009, after his last tour with The Rascals, Miles …

Nitelife are excited to make some noise for one of our favourite collectives 24hr Garage Girls, as they prepare for the release their first compilation album this Friday, alongside a secret location, invite-only party to celebrate. Let’s face it, these girls know how to treat their fans.  Bristol’s homegrown concept brand and badass party collective, …

There’s a sparkling, new pop sound on the scene and it’s being welcomed with wide open arms. Singer, songwriter and producer Mouse unveiled her debut single 3 Weeks at the end of 2018, and the music world was quick to see she was onto something great.  Her second single Escape received a remix from Mun …

Over the following months, we are going to try and delve behind the scenes into the world of cocktail and bar culture in Bristol. To kick off the new year, raise a glass and ask yourself the (not depressing) question of: ‘Why?’ Why do we drink? Why do we go out? Do we seek the …

Who doesn’t want to dress up with their friends and bash them with inflatables to hardcore for Christmas? If you haven’t heard of BangFace before then I will need to explain a few things… Dubbed by founder James St Acid as a ‘neo rave Armageddon’, BangFace celebrates old school rave. Its club nights and boat …

The much-revered Bristol Ticket Shop announced its permanent closure last week, after 30 years playing a big part in the city’s live music scene. With debtors owing large amounts to the business, as well as Bristol Ticket Shop owner Zoe suffering ongoing health problems, the Bristol institution has been forced to cease trading. the Bristol institution …

Five years ago it would’ve been fair to say Bombay Bicycle Club were headed down a sure-fire track to burnout. By the end of 2015, after nine months touring with So Long, See You Tomorrow – their first album to reach the UK chart’s #1 spot – the band’s four core members were clamouring for …